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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jan 18, 2010 1:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: what this lacks in sound quality, just might get made up for with performance

Actually Cliff has used wine ratings as a template for his reviews for some time and in the past has discussed shows as being able to "age well." So i think he understands what i meant.

I agree that I don't want my wine to taste like balls, just to have some. My personal favorite for terms describing a wine's taste or smell is "scorched earth." I have no clue what this means. AshesRising once suggested to me that it meant the wine has a hint of Hiroshima in it.

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Poster: amosearle Date: Jan 18, 2010 2:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: what this lacks in sound quality, just might get made up for with performance

I Like the "age well" standard.

I don't download or care to hear the post dead stuff past a first listen, but will burn a '71 Hard to Handle to CD for the car for that very distinction.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jan 18, 2010 4:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: what this lacks in sound quality, just might get made up for with performance

In this case I would liken 1/16/70 to an old dried up claret from a superb vintage. At one time it may have been lovely, however it has lost all its fruit and there is not a great deal left to it now. Nonetheless 1970 was an extraordinary vintage and there is still some pleasure to be derived from it. Remember, there are no great old wines, only great bottles. (90 pts)